How To: Write A Concert Review

The biggest part of You Tell Concerts (YTC) is fan-generated concert reviews. We love to hear what actual fans think about the shows they attend, not what some critic thinks about a band they have never even listened to before. With that said, we would love to read reviews from the shows you have gone to.

You are probably saying to yourself, “I’d like to write a review for YTC, but I don’t know how to write a concert review.”  It’s a lot easier than you think.   Let these five simple steps inspire you, and you will have written your first concert review before you know it.

How To Write A Concert Review Step One:

Who did you see? Where did you see them? Have you ever seen them before? How much about the band do you know? What made you want to see them live?

How To Write A Concert Review Step Two:

What did you think about the venue? Was it too big or too small? How did the band sound in it ?

How To Write A Concert Review Step Three

What did you think of the set list? What were your favorite songs of the night? If you didn’t know any of the songs, describe the band’s sound/style and staging.  Were there any special moments, effects, surprise guests or quotes from the artist/s? Did you dig the show?

How To Write A Concert Review Step Four

How was the crowd? Were people dancing and having a good time, or was everyone being a wallflower? Did people keep bumping into you and just being all-around dicks? Was it the type of show were you would get yelled at if you spoke a single word, or were you allowed to talk with your friends and sing along if you so desired?

How To Write A Concert Review Step Five

What are your final thoughts about the show? What stood out to you and became your highlight of the night? Would you go see this band again?

There you have it! If you managed to follow all five steps and answer all of those questions with more then a Yes or No, you probably have a pretty decent concert review. As time goes on and you continue to write more your reviews, you will get better and better at it, and perhaps, one day you’ll become an official YTC  contributor.